Dear Knight in Shining Tin Foil,
Thirteen years ago today I married my best friend, only at the time I didn’t realize it.
We were so young and had so much to learn. We’ve literally grown up together and come together in a way most couples never do. We’ve learned the art of communicating, we’ve taught each other the “rules of engagement”. We’ve learned how to love one another and support each other, even when many people thought we’d never last.
You’ve taught me so many things about life, love, and myself; I can’t even begin to list them all. You’ve taught me that it’s okay to lean on people, not everyone uses it against you. You’ve taught me that it’s okay to trust some people, not everyone misuses that trust. You taught me that it’s okay to speak my mind, there’s just a better way to speak it so that I can be heard. You’ve taught me that it’s okay to love people, even though they don’t always love you back. You’ve taught me that I am worthy, even though I don’t always feel like I am.
No matter what obstacle we’ve had to climb, somehow we’ve always come out together. I think we truly were meant to be. Odd, how I always knew you’d be the one that I married.
I can honestly say that looking back at everything we’ve been through. All of the tough times, all of the rough times, all the times I thought we wouldn’t make it. And of course all of the wonderful times, the easy times, and all the mundane times. I would do it all again, a thousand times over.
I will always be grateful for our friendship above all else. I think that is the part that has carried us through some of the toughest things we’ve been through.
I will always be glad that I got on the roller coaster instead of the merry go round.
Thank you for all that you do for us and for the kids. Mostly, thank you for all that you do for me. You make me feel special on a daily basis. You make me feel like I deserve everything that you do. You make me feel like I am the queen that you treat me like.
I love you with everything inside my being. I cannot imagine a day of my life without you in it. You hear people say the infamous Jerry McGuire line “You complete me.”, all the time. I can honestly say that it’s true. Baby, you complete me.
Thank you for loving me and thank you for being my best friend.
Your Resource Princess